• Programme in brief
  • What to expect from us
  • What do we expect from you?

Programme in brief

Fascinated by contemporary circus and performance art? Study at Fontys Academy of Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) in Tilburg (the Netherlands)! The four-year bachelor Circus and Performance Art educates young people with sufficient talent and motivation for the profession of circus performer. A contemporary circus performer will be working in the field of circus, a large professional field that has evolved considerably, and that nowadays embraces various structures: circus, variety shows, street performances, site-specific work, circus theatre, visual theatre, amusement parks, events, and more.

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What to expect from us

We offer a four-year full-time study program with a pioneering, distinctive artistic shape. The international orientated study leads to an internationally recognized academic bachelor diploma of professional education as Circus performer and has a highly qualified team and a clear misson. We also offer exceptional training facilities.

What do we expect from you

We expect you to have sufficient talent and motivation for the profession of circus performer. We encourage our students to spend part of their study at a school abroad, deepening and widening their education or by specializing in a particular professional profile. At the same time, the academy wishes to attract foreign students from European and overseas countries. This may concern either full-time study or shorter periods (as part of exchange programs). English being the official teaching language should facilitate this possibility. For all English taught courses a minimum English language proficiency is required.